Newsletter 207
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Companies invest billions in social programs but impact is uncertain

Together 100 of the world’s largest companies reported social investments valued at over USD 12.2 billion in 2013, according to new research published by KPMG International.

 

The KPMG study reviewed corporate reports issued between 2012 and 2013 by the 10 largest global companies in each of 10 industry sectors. It found these 100 companies and their associated corporate foundations invested, on average, the equivalent of 2.5 percent of their pre-tax profits in programs to tackle social and environmental challenges such as access to education, healthcare and disaster relief.

 

However, only 20 percent of these companies reported any quantified metrics for the impact of the programs they fund and only 32 percent of companies reported a detailed investment strategy.

 

Unlocking the value of social investment contains practical advice, case studies and a framework for better measurement and reporting of social investments and programs.

 

More information here.

20.06.2014

Reveals this year's annual review from the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR)

20.06.2014

The services refer to the inspection of the preconstruction and erection of the metallic structures of the Opera and Library buildings

20.06.2014

According to EY's latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI)

19.06.2014

The use of sustainable biofuels is the key to the future of air transport

18.06.2014

Actions for Sustainable Insurance 2012

16.06.2014

SCA was one of the companies that got the chance to meet with Liu Qian

16.06.2014

Partnering with Negros women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) to help women micro-entrepreneurs revive their businesses

13.06.2014

The project develops the learning systems and methods and supports digitalization

13.06.2014

Until today Polyeco has executed successfully more than 40 projects of asbestos removal on ships

12.06.2014

Polyeco S.A. was the sole foreign company in the environmental sector that was represented at the conference

11.06.2014

The aim was to trigger the adaptation of the market to the risks and opportunities of climate change

11.06.2014

"As a global specialist in energy management, we should lead by example"

23.06.2014

Scholarship opportunities for the academic year 2014-2015

20.06.2014

The new LIFE programme for Climate Action is making available more funds than ever before for innovative climate projects around Europe

19.06.2014

LIFE Climate Action programme offers EUR 44m to support wide range of climate change initiatives

20.06.2014

In this issue we feature the chemicals/pharmaceuticals sector’s performance

20.06.2014

The Nielsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility polled 30,000 consumers in 60 countries

19.06.2014

Exploring the perceptions and trends of companies regarding their recruitment processes and methodologies

17.06.2014

World’s largest companies reported social investments valued at over US 12.2 billion in 2013

13.06.2014

EY's 13th Global Fraud Survey

11.06.2014

Emissions fell by 1.3 % between 2011 and 2012, largely due to reductions in transport and industry and a growing proportion of energy from renewable sources

12.06.2014

By Ursula Wynhoven, general counsel and chief of governance and social sustainability, U.N. Global Compact

23.06.2014

Until November 30, 2014

23.06.2014

Deadline July 28, 2014

23.06.2014

June 25-September 24, 2014

23.06.2014

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, The Athens Centre, Athens

23.06.2014

Wednesday, June 25, Athens

23.06.2014

June 26, 2014, 6-8 Xenias Street

23.06.2014

July 9, 2014

23.06.2014

July 9, 2014, France

23.06.2014

14-16 July, 2014, Depaul University, Chicago

23.06.2014

September 16-19, 2014

20.06.2014

TBLI Conference 2014

13.06.2014

Europe is at a 'crossroads' and must choose low-carbon system or risk becoming increasingly uncompetitive, business leaders warn

13.06.2014

Billionaire says competition comes from 'enormous flood of gasoline cars', not other manufacturers' zero emission vehicles

11.06.2014

CDP holds the world's largest collection of self-reported environmental information

   

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